March 14th, 2005

Londo Purple

#17

another book...is it fiction, or non-fiction?

I finished Hunter S. Thompson's book Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century this morning; it's a quick read, really. Thompson's wild writing pulled me along, as have his other works. I'm on to the next one later tonight.
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Londo Purple

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The last several days have been a bit busy, complicated by me being oncall, and being under the weather.

We did manage to finish another DVD of season 3 of ST:TNG, which wasn't as good as season 2, but better than 1, and generally better than ST:TOS. I did recognize the voice of G'Kar in Romulan commander Tormolak (I think that was the name)...it was cool to recognize him there.

We also watched the DVD of Chinatown, which I'd never seen. The two of us recognized the harbor at Avalon in one scene, and we suspect much of the film was shot in Simi Valley in the 70s, as the San Fernando Valley would have been impossible. Not a bad film, but the premise was that the main female character doomed herself by not admitting her reason for shame; I don't know what cops would have been taught back in the period covered (30s?), but doctors now recognize her reported behavior of a sign of that same "shame".

axelicious visited us yesterday. He was kind enough to go out in a drizzle to dog park with Sirius and brushette to throw the balls around with the atlatl. Before forestcats laid out a feast for us (wonderful roast beef, asparagus risotto, rosemary bread, strawberry shortcake with fresh whipped cream, and a 1977 Dow port that we'd been saving, supplemented by Stilton cheese), he showed me around a Playstation 2 game called (I think): Legends of the X-men, which I didn't get all that excited about, though I enjoyed playing it with him. I'm not a fan of that particular comic, though the films have been pretty good.

...and now it's off to the hospital to finish rounds...
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